VISION Advanced Infrastructure for Research



The VISIONAIR (VISION Advanced Infrastructure for Research) project's aim is to create a European infrastructure that should be a unique, visible and attractive entry towards high level visualisation facilities. These facilities must be open to the access of a wide set of research communities across Europe and around the world. By integrating existing facilities, it will create a world-class research infrastructure enabling to conduct frontier research. This integration will provide a significant attractiveness and visibility of the European Research Area (ERA).


Current scientific challenges concern climate evolution, environmental risks, health, energy, etc. require the management of more and more complex information. The information technologies development, the information increasing complexity to be handled and analysed, along with the increasing capacities in scientific and engineering simulations, call for the development of increasingly powerful visualisation tools and methods. The European Research Area (ERA) must be able to compete with other big Research Areas when addressing the previously defined challenges. By integrating visualisation facilities with the VISIONAIR project, ERA will be able to answer integrated challenges out of the scope of usually disseminated research teams.


Both, physical access and virtual services, will be provided by the infrastructure. A full access to visualisation dedicated software will be organised, while physical access on high level platforms will be partially open for other scientists for free on behalf of excellence of submitted projects. The partners of this project propose to build a common infrastructure that would grant access to high level visualisation facilities and resources to researchers. Indeed, researchers from Europe and from around the world will be welcome to carry out research projects using the visualisation facilities provided by the infrastructure. Visibility and attractiveness of ERA will be increased by the invitation of external projects.


Creative Ring @FIA Event - distributed performances

Creative Ring @ICT Event 2013 - Virtual Performances

CORDP-CAVE - Networked Performances in Immersive Environments
Authors: Rosa Sánchez & Alain Baumann - Koniclab

Hipermed Demonstration - Visionair

02/2011 to 01/2015
EU FP7 Capacities